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Ozzy wanted to get us back together.
by Geezer Butler

Ozzy wanted to get us back together.
It's been 20 years.
We did a couple of songs during his farewell in 1992
and that got the ball rolling.
- Geezer Butler

Lately, I've been listening to some jazz albums.
I love the new Pat Metheny album.
John Coltrane.
I still like good metal, though!
- Geezer Butler

It doesn't matter who you vote for.
It's still the same billionaires that run the world.
- Geezer Butler

I like to deal in the reality of life.
I'm too old to sing about women and things like that.
- Geezer Butler

 

Toward the later days of Sabbath, instead of going
in and knocking out what songs we did in rehearsal,
we would polish them to death.
- Geezer Butler

To do the Ozzfest again would be great.
I'd like to finish with a final Sabbath album.
You always feel that it is still a challenge.
- Geezer Butler

It's totally produced now.
It's almost like a conveyor belt of what metal's supposed to be like these days.
It's not music to me.
- Geezer Butler

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I love soccer.
That's all I ever watch.
I'll watch it all day if I can.
But I'm too bloody old to play now.
- Geezer Butler

Black Sabbath was written on bass: I just walked into the studio and went,
bah, bah, bah, and everybody joined in and we just did it.
- Geezer Butler

If you polish things too much, it loses the feeling.
- Geezer Butler

However long the song is was how long it took us to write it.
- Geezer Butler

Without a doubt, Ozzy is the craziest person I've ever met.
Son of Sam is a close second.
- Geezer Butler

It seems like the older bands are bigger than ever.
We get a mixed crowd where you have kids and old blokes like me.
- Geezer Butler

I don't feel a lack of hope.
It's just disappointment that after all these years
we're still fighting meaningless wars for a handful of people.
- Geezer Butler

If you are a pop band, don't say you're a metal band.
Poison and Warrant were about as metal as the Backstreet Boys.
- Geezer Butler

The Geezer album, Black Science, had a lot of keyboards and it did not work.
- Geezer Butler

I never try and sound like Sabbath.
- Geezer Butler

I've been perfectly happily married for 25 years,
and have a nice life.
Inane things don't interest me.
- Geezer Butler

The '80s were the worst period.
You had these horrible pop bands growing their hair
and calling themselves metal.
- Geezer Butler

I was so frustrated in Sabbath after the last few albums.
I just didn't like the musical direction Sabbath was going in.
- Geezer Butler

When you see all of these bands citing you as influences,
it makes you feel relevant.
- Geezer Butler

I never picked a bass up before Sabbath started.
- Geezer Butler

To me, Sabbath was always JUSt a really heavy blues band.
That s all we were.
We just took those blues roots and made them heavier.
- Geezer Butler

What I used to play was rhythm guitar before I saw Jack Bruce.
I said, That's what I want to do in life.
He was definitely the main influence.
- Geezer Butler

I would not want to write something about something I do not think about.
- Geezer Butler

We were into Hendrix and Cream, who were like the heaviest
bands around at that time.
We just wanted to be heavier than everybody else!
- Geezer Butler

Jack Bruce, as soon as I saw him, it changed me.
I didn't even know what bass players did until I saw Cream.
- Geezer Butler

In the past, I'd sort of know before Ozzy sang something,
what he was going to sing.
I'd know what sort of way a melody was going to go
'cause of the way he'd approach it.
- Tony Iommi

I want it to be remembered that Ozzy was the first
celebrity who was brave enough to open up his private life to the public.
He was the first.
- Sharon Osbourne

Ozzy has dyslexia.
- Zakk Wylde

I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that's OK -
the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
- Ozzy Osbourne

I've banged my head quite a bit.
I liked Iron Maiden, Ozzy, AC/DC.
And of course, Ratt and Poison.
- Cameron Diaz

If I'm playing with Ozzy it's just a guitar thing.
But with the vocals I feel like I'm studying for the SATs.
- Zakk Wylde

It was like going to church, except Ozzy Osbourne was there.
- Sam Kinison

What is the world coming to?
- Ozzy Osbourne

I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't
want to see my kids do the same thing.
- Ozzy Osbourne

I cannot turn down this incredible honor twice.
- Ozzy Osbourne

What is this? It's music to get a brain seizure by.
- Ozzy Osbourne

I also did an Ozzy piece for him, and so I got hired.
Everything happened really fast.
I can't give people advice, because everything in my
life changed completely in less than a year and it's
still not something I am used to.
- Chuck Klosterman

Whenever I have a bad day I just think of these people.
- Ozzy Osbourne

Like most things that happen with Sabbath,
it happened all of a sudden.
I was intending on doing some recording,
but out of the blue, Sharon called up and said she
wanted us to do these gigs with Ozzy.
I said that if everybody else was up to it then I would love to do it.
- Tony Iommi

Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
- Ozzy Osbourne

Somebody said to me this morning, 'To what do you attribute
your longevity?' I don't know.
I mean, I couldn't have planned my life out better.
By all accounts I should be dead!
The abuse I put my body through: the drugs,
the alcohol, the lifestyle I've lived the last 30 years!
- Ozzy Osbourne

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
- Chris Brown

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
- Johnnie Cochran

Designers are very fickle.
I never wanted to be a victim of that.
You're in one minute, out the next.
- Tyra Banks

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
- Mel Brooks

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one.
So I got a cake.
- Mitch Hedberg

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.
- Charles Simic

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

I wanted to be with the kind of people I'd grown up with,
but you can't go back to them and be one of them again,
no matter how hard you try.
- Ethel Waters

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday,
so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.
- Guy Johnson

I wanted to marry a girl just like my mom.
- Michael Bergin

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.
- Mitch Hedberg

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

My boyfriend and I broke up.
He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever
wanted to leave our house.
- Anthony Anderson

This is a wonderful way to celebrate an 80th birthday...
I wanted to be 65 again, but they wouldn't let me -
Homeland Security.
- Art Buchwald


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